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CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY- MALOLOS Email: Mass Communication Program (ABMC 4- SY 2015-2016) Website: MC 141: Photography and Film: Theory, Appreciation, and Critiquing (3 Units) Facebook Group: PHOTO AND FILM 2015 Instructor: Mr. Herwin Cabasal Facebook Page: Centromedia Festival CEU Malolos

Course Description: Rudiments of photography and film; theories, conventions, and innovations of both media; photo and film critiques.

General Objectives of the Course:

At the end of the course, the student will have

1. demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of the art and science of both photography and film;

2. manifested appreciation of the contribution and influence of photography and film in the field of mass communication;

3. demonstrated creativity and critical thinking through viewing and critiquing of selected photographs and films;

4. shown competence in applying theories learned through

hands-on and various activities.

Policies: 1. University rules and regulations will be observed at all times. 2. Late comers will not be tolerated. You have a 15- minute grace period for a 3-hour class. After checking the attendance, the door will be locked. 3. Deadlines are strictly followed for every activity and project. 4. Participation of all the students in group activities and projects will be evaluated by the leaders and instructor. 5. Cheating and plagiarism are strictly prohibited. 6. Eating and drinking inside the masscom laboratory are not allowed. 7. Technical equipment inside the masscom laboratory cannot be used without the supervision of the instructor. 8. It is automatic UD if absent for more than 20% of the required total semestral attendance for the subject. 9. You are required to regularly check our official FB Group for announcements. 10. You are required to read the online reading materials that will be provided for you.

Requirements: DSLR Camera (with photography and video mode) SD Card Tripod Editing Laptop (Lightroom, Celtx, Adobe Premiere CS6 or Final Cut Pro X)

Note: You are NOT required to buy. You are allowed to borrow from anyone including your classmates. This will be used for your individual practical exercises and activities.

Useful Reading:

The Everything Photography Book by Melissa Martin Ellis

History of Film by David Parkinson

Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell

The Film Book: A Complete Guide to the World of Cinema by Ronald Bergan

Digital Cinema in the Philippines 1999-2009 by Eloisa May Hernandez

Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People by Drew Campbell

Re-Viewing Filipino Cinema by Bienvenido Lumbera

Storytelling on Film and Video: The Writer and the Craft by Isabel Enriquez Kenny

Grading System:

Class Participation (x 2) + Periodical Exam (x 1)

Attendance: 20% Written Exam and/or Assignment: 15% Practical Exam Activity: 25% Quiz: 20% Recitation: 10% Attitude: 10% Project: 35%

Assignment Guidelines:

1. Do not just copy and paste from the internet. Research, read, and summarize. Fifty percent of your answers must come from the websites while the other half must come from the books.

2. Use Arial Font, size 11 with 1-inch margin at all sides. Blank ink.

3. Follow the standard cover page and format.

4. Include the given questions before your answers or research.

Trip to Qiuapo: Scriptwriting Manual by Ricky Lee

SineGabay: A Film Study Guide By Nick Deocampo

TOTAL- 135%

Sample Computation:

CP: 1.50 x 2 = 3.00 Exam: 3.00 x 1 = 3.00 answer: 6.00/3 = 2.00

5. Cite all the references or sources that you used at the end page of the paper. Put the title, author, and page number. This is also applicable in online research.

6. Collate your papers in one transparent sliding folder.

(Assignment for Film is Home Viewing)


Prelim: Photography (June-July) Module 1- History of Photography Module 2- How Still Camera Works Module 3- Forms and Composition Module 4- Lens, Exposure, and White Balance Module 5- Photo Editing and Enhancement

Midterm: Film (August) Module 1- History of Film Module 2- Film Theory, Appreciation, Criticism Module 3- Screenwriting Part 1 Module 4- Screenwriting Part 2 Module 5- Screenwriting Part 3 Module 6- Cinematography Module 7- Film Directing

Finals: Film (September-October) Module 8- Production Design Module 9- Production Management Module 10- Film Editing


Activity 1- Presentation of Film Prod House Activity 2- Room Camera Obscura Activity 3- Photography Appreciation Activity 4- Forms and Composition (Critique 1) Activity 5- Photo Editing and Enhancement


Prelim- Photography Portfolio (individual) Midterm Project- Screenplay (individual) Final Project- Short Film (group)


Canon's Multimedia Workshop Naturally Modern Portraiture Modules on Filmmaking Early Cinema Selected Short Films


Activity 1- Lumiere Film HOME VIEWING:

Module 11- Sound and Music Module 12- Distribution and Exhibition

Activity 2- Movie Review Activity 3- Loglines* Activity 4- Cineminuto Activity 5- Script Treatment* Activity 6- Script Outline* Activity 7- Film Marathon: Crew Rotation Activity 8- Pre-Prod Elements* Activity 9- Editing a Narrative Scene Activity 10- Committee Work for Centromedia

*a process to come up with the Screenplay as Midterm Project which has a possibility to be produced as a Short Film (with Movie Pitch, Production Binder, and Photog/Film Evaluation)

(Required to watch as Assignments) The Weird Adventures of Eadweard Muybridge The Birth of a Nation Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag Gladiator Visions of Light Living in Oblivion Himala Lost in La Mancha The Cutting Edge Cinemalaya Films Cinemaone Originals Films


Citizen Kane Man with a Movie Camera Metropolis Nosferatu The 400 Blows Umberto D. Psycho Metro Manila On The Job Thy Womb Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan

“You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!” –Steven Spielberg

4TH CENTROMEDIA FESTIVAL The Annual Student Media Festival of Centro Escolar University-Malolos

Centromedia Festival is the official award-giving body for Photography, TV Production, and Filmmaking for the junior and senior students of Mass Communication Program of CEU Malolos.

a. The students actualize and apply the creative and technical theories learned throughout the semester from Television Production, Photography, and Film.

b. The festival creates a manifested appreciation of the contribution and influence of video production, photography, and film in the field of Mass Communication.

c. The university serves its purpose in evaluating and recognizing the knowledge and skills of the students of Mass Communication with emphasis on values and ethics.

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